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House of Delegates committee kills two full-day kindergarten bills from Loudoun lawmakers

Two bills aimed at expanding access to full-day kindergarten in Loudoun died in the Virginia House of Delegates this week.

Feb. 8 is the final day to register to vote before Virginia’s March 1 primary

The final day to register to vote or update your voter registration information for the March 1 presidential primary is next Monday.

Loudoun is the fastest-growing county in Virginia ... again

Loudoun was home to 374,471 people as of July 2015, according to estimates from the study. That figure is up nearly 20 percent from the 2010 census that counted the population at 312,311.

Jay Hatem of Leesburg is the man behind Jay’s Wintry Mix on Facebook.

With Jay’s Wintry Mix, Leesburg man becomes a local celeb

After getting some helpful tips from several friends who worked for weather agencies, Jay Hatem found it was easy to predict the weather using a variety of tools and online models.

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What went wrong? Leesburg residents enraged at town’s blizzard response

Supervisor Kristen Umstattd (D-Leesburg) blames man's death in part on slow snow removal and emergency response.

A still shot from a drone video taken by Chris Turner in Leesburg. YouTube/Chris Turner

Drones, timelapses capture the weekend’s mammoth blizzard in Loudoun

New technology allowed a number of Loudoun residents to capture the depth of the weekend's historic storm.

36.3 inches recorded in Round Hill

The western Loudoun town came in with the highest snow totals during Friday and Saturday's blizzard, with 36.3 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

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UPDATED social media roundup: Blizzard 2016 hits Loudoun County

Loudoun residents seem to be enjoying the snowstorm, posting photos across social media as the inches pile up. Here are some of our favorites so far.

Blizzard Warning begins at 3 p.m. Friday; Two feet expected

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) declared a state of emergency at 8 a.m. Thursday, a move that authorizes state agencies to assist local governments in responding to the looming blizzard expected to begin Friday afternoon or evening.

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Virginia Del. LaRock pushing legislation on ‘gender confusion’

Virginia state Del. Dave LaRock (R-33rd) is pushing legislation in the General Assembly to combat what he describes as “efforts by liberals to mandate special protections on the basis of gender confusion and sexual disorientation.”

State Senate panel rejects bill to decriminalize adultery

A legislative panel has rejected a bill to decriminalize adultery in Virginia, one of about a dozen states where infidelity is a crime.

Loudoun law enforcement agencies to make body cameras routine

Law enforcement agencies in Loudoun County are working toward equipping all of their officers and deputies with body cameras, leaders said Jan. 8.

12 noteworthy bills to be considered in the 2016 Virginia General Assembly session

Here's a look at some noteworthy bills filed for the 2016 legislative session in Virginia, which begins Wednesday.

Virginia’s General Assembly convenes Wednesday

Both chambers of the General Assembly are controlled by Republicans, giving the governor little chance of advancing an aggressive agenda. Likewise, the governor's veto pen gives him to ability to keep in check any GOP-led efforts he disagrees with.

Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Eric Williams Thursday proposed a budget that tops $1 billion for the first time in the school division’s history. Courtesy Photo.

Loudoun superintendent proposes first-ever $1 billion budget for county schools

The $86.7 million dollar increase over fiscal 2016’s budget covers pressure from enrollment growth, expansion of full-day kindergarten and increasing teacher salaries to be more competitive with surrounding counties. Williams said the budget is designed not only maintain the school system’s high operating standards, but to build upon them.
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